Vezina Trophy Odds

 The Best of the NHL GoaliesVezina Trophy Odds

Martin Brodeur, Dominik Hasek, Ken Dryden, these are the names of some of the best National Hockey League goalies of all-time and they all share something in common; they have all won multiple Vezina trophies as the NHL’s best goalie. The Vezina Trophy is handed to the NHL goaltender who is “adjudged to be the best at this position.” The award is named after Montreal Canadiens goaltender Georges Vezina who guarded the Canadiens cage from 1910-1925 before dying of tuberculosis in 1926. 

The Montreal Canadiens have a storied history in the NHL, but specifically when it comes to the Vezina trophy. The Canadiens Jacques Plante owns the record for most Vezina trophies with seven while Bill Durnan and Ken Dryden—two other Canadien goalies—have six and five Vezinas respectfully; the second and third most Vezinas of all time (Durnan’s six is tied with “The Dominator” Dominik Hasek for second-most all-time).  

Player
Tuukka Rask


+175

Connor Hellebuyck


+250

Andrei Vasilevskiy


+800

Ben Bishop


+600

Jordan Binnington


+800

Jacob Markstrom


+2500

Carter Hart


+4000

Frederik Andersen


+400

Elvis Merzlikins


+10000

Philipp Grubauer


+10000


 

Vezina Trophy Betting

However, despite the Vezina Trophy going to some all-time great, Vezina Trophy odds bettors need to be wary of outliers. Sometimes in hockey, a goalie can get hot, and stay hot, for an entire GOLIEseason. For every dominant run by a Dominik Hasek or Martin Brodeur, you can get a season where a Jim Carey or Olaf Kolzig—generally solid goalies—play out of their minds for a season and end up winning the Vezina. 

Other ways goalies can mess with the Vezina Trophy odds include above-average goalies who have troubles with consistently putting it together for one year, losing it for a couple, and finding it again several years later. Recent examples of this include Sergei “Babs” Bobrovsky winning the Vezina trophy in the 2012-2013 season before falling off a cliff a few years later and then amazingly coming back in 2016-2017 season and winning the Vezina.  

Then there is the tale of the aged rookie coming out of nowhere. Nobody would have thought there was any chance for Tim “Timmy” Thomas—a 31-year-old rookie in the 2005-2006 campaign for the Boston Bruins—to be part of the Vezina Trophy odds discussion at any point of his career. However, by the time he was 34 in the 2008-2009 season, Thomas put it all together to win his first Vezina trophy.  

  

NHL: Boston Bruins at Philadelphia Flyers

2020 Vezina Trophy Odds as of March 10, 2020

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NHL: Boston Bruins at Tampa Bay Lightning

2020 Vezina Trophy Odds as of March 3, 2020

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NHL: Montreal Canadiens at Boston Bruins

2020 Vezina Trophy Odds as of February 27, 2020

 2020 Vezina Trophy Odds: Rask Now Makes it a Big Four By: Ryan Gilbert  The 2020 Vezina Trophy odds haven’t settled on one favorite yet this season,

2020 Vezina Trophy Odds: Rask Challenging the Big Three

By: Ryan Gilbert The 2020 Vezina Trophy odds continue to tell a similar story. There are three main contenders with less than +400 odds, then after

NHL: Colorado Avalanche at Columbus Blue Jackets

2020 Vezina Trophy Odds as of February 8, 2020

2020 Vezina Trophy Odds: Rask Returns and Taking a Look at a Rookie The 2020 Vezina Trophy is still up for grabs as the top